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UAE Traffic Violations That Will Get Your Car Impounded

Any of these 27 UAE traffic violations will instantly cost you a fine and your car to get retained by the local authorities

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17 December 2019

Last updated on 19 January 2020
UAE Traffic Violations That Will Get Your Car Impounded

When caught by authorities, any road and traffic offence in the UAE will always include a fine and, depending on the severity of the violation, additional black points to the vehicle owner and the car being retained by police.

The UAE traffic offences that will get your car impounded are:

Vehicle design violations

  • Violating the rules of using commercial plate numbers: AED 500 fine, 7 days retention
  • Using a leisure bike that has three or more wheels on the road: AED 3,000 fine, 90 days retention
  • Using a vehicle without plates: AED 3,000 fine, 23 black points, 90 days retention for light vehicles
  • Modifying the vehicle's engine or Chassis without permission: AED 1,000 fine, 12 black points, 30 days retention

Driving violations

  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit of no more than 60km/hour: AED 1,500 fine, 6 black points, 15 days retention for light vehicles
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit of no more than 80km/hour: AED 3,000 fine, 23 black points, 60 days retention for light vehicles
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hour: AED 2,000 fine, 12 black points, 30 days retention for light vehicles
  • Driving without insurance: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or other illegal substances: Fine determined by local court, 60 days retention for light vehicles, 1 year driving license suspension
  • Stopping in undesignated areas by taxis which was designated pick-up points: AED 500 fine, 4 days retention
  • Driving a vehicle that has an expired registration: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention (if the vehicle expired more than 3 months ago)
  • Driving in such a way that may cause damage or harm to the public and private facilities: AED 2,000 fine, 61 days retention for light vehicles
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol: Fine determined by court, 23 black points, 60 days retention for light vehicles
  • Crossing red light for light vehicles: AED 1,000 fine, 12 black points, 30 days retention
  • Crossing red light for motorcycles: AED 1,000 fine, 12 black points, 31 days retention
  • Driving the vehicle against the opposite direction of the lane: AED 600 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention for light vehicles
  • Driving with an expired driver's license: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention for light vehicles
  • Driving an unlicensed vehicle from the traffic department: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 8 days retention
  • Driving with expired tires: AED 400 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention

Illegal usage of car

  • Using the vehicle to transport passengers without permission: AED 3,000 fine, 24 black points, 30 days retention
  • Using the vehicle to transport inflammable or hazardous materials without permission: AED 3,000 fine, 24 black points, 60 days retention
  • Using the vehicle in marches without permission or in unauthorised situations: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 15 days retention for light vehicles
  • Overloading a transport vehicle: AED 500 fine, 4 black points, 7 days retention

Accident violations

  • Causing a serious accident or injuries: Fine determined by local court, 23 black points, 30 days retention for light vehicles
  • Causing someone's death: Fine determined by local court, 23 black points, 60 days retention for light vehicles
  • Not stopping your vehicle after causing a small accident: AED 500 for light vehicles, AED 1000 for heavy vehicles, 8 black points for light vehicles, 7 days retention for light vehicles

Driver behaviour

  • Running away from the traffic policeman: AED 800 for light vehicles, AED 1,000 for heavy vehicles, 12 black points for light vehicles, 16 for heavy vehicles, 30 days retention for light vehicles
 
 

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